Programmer has two password guesses left before losing $ 266 million in Bitcoin
A German-born programmer in San Francisco has now used up to eight out of 10 password attempts he has to unlock the hard drive containing his wallet’s private keys, which contains 7,002 Bitcoin (BTC). At press time, those holdings would be worth $ 268 million, that is, if they were only accessible. As described in a New York Times profile on January 12, Stefan Thomas uses a hard drive called the IronKey, but he lost the paper he wrote the device password on “years ago.” If Thomas doesn’t remember, 10 unsuccessful attempts will result in the drive encrypting its contents forever. So far, you’ve tried eight guesses with no luck. Continue reading on Coin Telegraph
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